Education to Employment (E2E), a Quaboag Region Workforce Training and Community College Center, is a collaboration between Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation (QVCDC). Located in Ware, E2E includes two classrooms, private study areas, office space, and computer workstations for community members interested in enrolling in online credit classes at HCC or E2E non-credit classes in hospitality and culinary arts. Current offerings include professional development, workforce training and personal enrichment courses, as well as academic advising and career counseling provided by HCC staff every Monday by appointment.
The expectation is that course offerings will expand to include manufacturing and health careers. For some courses, classroom education will be supplemented by hands-on training at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer. Area residents can also make use of the center for job search and resume writing, or take advantage of tutoring and employment-related services that are available by appointment.